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Australia heatwave: Tennis courts 'like sauna'

Parts of Australia are seeing soaring temperatures, as a report warns that the country's heatwaves are becoming "hotter and longer".

In Adelaide, temperatures were forecast to reach 46C, nearing the city's record of 46.1C.

When the BBC's Jon Donnison visited the venue for the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, he described the outside courts as being "like a sauna".

At the time, officials had suspended outside play.

  • 16 Jan 2014
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